Bah Humbug? Not a Chance.
The holiday season really is better when seeing it through your children’s eyes. Plus, you get to do tons of festive activities that you would have felt silly doing pre-kiddos. This weekend’s line-up will get you so in the spirit of Christmas you may even find yourself writing a letter to the north pole yourself.
Bundle up the elves on Friday, December 13 for the Yonkers Winterscape Concert at Manor House Square (Corner of Warburton & Manor House Square, Yonkers) from 5pm-7pm. There will be live holiday music, special treats from local merchants, and holiday characters including the big guy himself. [...]
A guide to Westchester's prettiest ice rinks.
Lace up a pair of skates — and get ready to glide. Here’s where to go ice skating in Westchester, both indoors and out.
Book Your Holiday Hair Appointment Now!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year…and you’ll want to look your best! We did the work for you and rounded up the county’s hottest hair salons offering high-quality hair care and the latest trends for your tresses. What’s better than a relaxing hour or two at the salon in between holiday shopping, school concerts and busy day-to-day activities that we run around all day doing? Book your appointment at one of Westchester’s best salons below today!
Numi Salon (Scarsdale)
Numi Salon is Westchester County’s most sought-after salon. Since 2010, they’ve been known for their cutting-edge skills and chic, effortless hairstyles. Mention Wee Westchester for 25% off one service when booking your appointment over the phone. Numi Salon is located in Scarsdale at 69 Harney Road (914-574-6402).
For more information, visit www.NumiHair.com and their Facebook page.
Fabio’s Hair Studio (Bronxville)
Fabio’s Hair Studio is known as the trendiest salon in Bronxville, NY. Their team of international creative artists provides exceptional hair services for the whole family including hair styles, haircuts, color and keratin treatments. Training is provided weekly to stay current with the newest techniques. At Fabio’s, you’ll enjoy a relaxing and friendly environment making your hair-service experience the best part of your day. Fabio’s is located at 137 Parkway Road in Bronxville (914-337-1482).
For more information visit www.fabioshairstudios.com, their Facebook page and on Twitter @fabioshair.
Hernan Prada Hair (Scarsdale)
Hernan Prada Hair is a Healthy Hair Concept Salon specializing in Balayage Highlights and their Program Haircutting technique. Their ammonia free hair color will save your hair from breakage, dullness and dryness while also being earth-friendly. Stop by today for your complimentary consultation and make-up touch-up! Hernan Prada Salon is located at 130 Brook Street in Scarsdale (914-574-5367).
For more information, visit www.HernanPrada.com, Facebook and on Twitter @HernanPradaHair.
Fashionable—and curvy!—moms now have a great go-to for designer duds and personal styling.
Looking for something jaw-dropping to wow them at the holiday party? Have a big event coming up and just don’t know what to wear — or how to work it? Maybe your closet needs a complete head-to-toe revamp and you don’t know where to begin?
Try doing any—or all—of that when you’re size 14+. While a few department stores offer limited options, so many of the gorgeous garments walking off of the runway stop in the single digits. With that in mind founder Shashi Srikantan launched PLVSH in November, with an eye on connecting curvy fashionistas with expert stylists and handpicked “style boxes” filled with seasonal must-haves, all tailored to your shape, size and lifestyle.
“We’re not just trying to reimagine plus size fashion—we’re trying to solve a universal problem for this powerful style set,” says Shashi. “It’s everything you want but just can’t find, or the pieces you’ve been coveting but didn’t know how to wear—we’ve got it all and we’re taking the legwork, the headaches and the anxiety out of shopping and making fashion fun!” [...]
'Tis the season to be jolly!
We rounded up all the activities in Westchester that will bring good cheer to you and your family with local holiday festivals, holiday inspired classes, shows, shopping and even a few fun activities to do at home with the kids – because it’s the most wonderful time of the year! Happy holidays, Westchester!
Treat yourself and family to an Afternoon Tea at Chocolations. Relax by their Christmas tree and enjoy tea, scones, sandwiches and chocolates. We went last year and it was one of those perfect, relaxing afternoons. And the warm, just out of the oven gingerbread cookies made my daughter’s day! Available every Saturday (except December 21) from 12 – 4pm. Call for reservations: 914-777-3600. 607 East Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck.
Experience Christmas on the Farm at Muscoot Farm’s annual event on Saturday, December 14 (5 – 7pm) and Sunday, December 15 (3- 5pm). On Saturday, you’ll enjoy the magic of seeing Muscoot decked out for the holidays, listen to carols, stories in the parlor with punch and cookies. Then, tour the farm and see the animals. On Sunday, enjoy cookies and shadow puppeteer Jim Nappy in the Main House and then visit the animals on the farm. Both events are free. 51 Route 100, Katonah [...]
Three houses that require a drive-by.
Last year, I went in search of the lightest and brightest homes in Westchester. After lots of emails to friends north county, I still haven’t found any over-the-top Christmas displays north of White Plains. But (BUT!) we did confirm that these three homes are ready for their close-up. Pack in the car with hot chocolate, turn up the Christmas songs (I recommend Laurie Berkner’s Christmas Album) and off you go. Here are three light displays that are close enough together to see in about an hour.
More amazing gifts from our local shops.
This is Part Two of our Holiday Gift Guide. (Check out the first part of the Gift Guide here.) Every year we scour the local shops to find the coolest and most unique gifts from our local stores. Our aim is to introduce you to a few local stores you may not have heard of and help out local businesses by showcasing their goods. Since shopping is so personal, the items we choose each year reflect the type of products we’re swooning over, and we hope that you’ll enjoy them, too.
Tree lightings, special shopping events, and a special holiday concert.
Sleigh bells ring…are you listening? We’ve been hearing about some really great happenings this weekend, so lace up your warmest boots and hit the road. Hint: A certain glossy magazine is throwing a big event here!
Events geared to your pint-sized conductor.
“Late that night I did hear sounds, though not of ringing bells. From outside came the sound of hissing steam and squeaking metal. I looked through my window and saw a train standing perfectly still in front of my house.” I was reading aloud The Polar Express yesterday to my son, and his round eyes grew so full of wonder that it was quickly clear that you’re never too young — or too old — to enjoy a bit of Christmas magic.
And there’s no better place to capture the holiday spirit than a one-of-a-kind train show. There are three big ones happening this month, so try to get to one, if not all of them. [...]
Planners that say...This is your year.
I love buying a new date book every year for the same reason I love to read Real Simple magazine: the act alone makes me feel organized. I leave my planner open on my kitchen counter at all times so I have my schedule in front of me — even my husband makes little notes on it if he’s going to be out late one night. Many of us can’t live without our planner. So why not make it pretty?
With New Year’s around the corner, we rounded up some of our favorites date book and planners. Even better, they’re all less than $40. [...]
Beyond the tree, how to add holiday spirit to your home.
Holiday decorating can take on a hokey look if you don’t get it right. Twinkling white lights around the kitchen windows? Yes, please. Light up tchotckes that clutter up the mantel? No thanks. Here are some ideas you may not have considered before:
1. Wreaths aren’t just for front doors.
How simple is this idea: Using red ribbon, hang a few fresh wreaths at different lengths in front of a large window. This fragrant display will make you smile every time you look at it. You can also hang one beautiful wreath in your kitchen window, or even hang one from your banister. [...]
Amazing gifts from our local shops.
This is Wee Westchester’s third Holiday Gift Guide (I can’t believe we’ve already done three!) and with each guide we get better at finding the coolest, most unique products right here in Westchester. Our aim is to do the leg work so you don’t have to, introduce you to a few local stores you may not have heard of and help out local businesses by showcasing their goods. Since shopping is so personal, the items we choose each year reflect the type of products we’re swooning over and we hope that you’ll enjoy them, too. We’re running Part One of the gift guide today and Part Two on Friday, December 6 so stay tuned for more!
Sterling Silver Fortune Cookie Necklaces are the best idea since Carrie’s wish bone necklace. With a silver fortune cookie and a dangling fortune either in the front or at the back of the necklace, you can pick from one of their cheeky fortunes (“Everything happens for a reason” or “Nobody who is mischievous will ever be lonely.”) or create your own. Orders for customized necklaces should be made soon to be ready for the holidays. Messages must be sixty-six characters including spaces. Price is $80 for a necklace and $15 more to create your own fortune. Beehive Designer Collective: 337 Main Street, Mt. Kisco [...]